Are you proficient person in using ',' '.' '!'.

By Arya
@arya007 (306)
Tirupathi, India
October 8, 2011 9:44pm CST
I know only to use '.'but i don't know how to use the remaining punctuations. Are you able to use the punctuations in a right way?
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10 responses
@stealthy (8189)
• United States
9 Oct 11
I know how to use most of them properly but often don't bother on making posts on the Internet. This is pure carelessness or being lazy of course. Well, it is also because I am in a hurry, too. One of my worst offenses is to leave the quotes off of the names of movies and TV shows. I did run across one the other day that worried me. I was trying to use the quotes on the names of TV shows but I was making a list of several in a row and I know that if you close quotes at the end of a sentence, the period goes inside the quotes. I thought that other punctuation was supposed to go inside that last quotation mark, too. But it just didn't look right to have them appear in a list that way with the comma inside and the next item just being there. This is what I mean: "TV Show One," "TV Show Two," "TV Show Three," etc. as opposed to "TV Show One", "TV Show Two", "TV Show Three" etc. Actually neither one of them looks quite right.
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@nishant5n (1067)
• India
9 Oct 11
But one of them has to be right, right? Actually, comma and periods will always come under quotation mark. And semicolon will always come out of quotation mark. So, "TV Show One," "TV Show Two," and TV Show Three" is correct.
@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
12 Oct 11
If you have enough points to use the myLot codes (smileys), you should put the titles of books, plays, films, long poems, musical compositions, magazines, newspapers, and pamphlets In Italics. Use quotations marks for titles of newspaper and magazine aritcles, poems, short stories, songs, and television and radio programs. Also, a "?" can go either inside or outside quotation marks. If the quote itself is a question, you put the question mark inside the quotes. But if the entire sentence, including a quotation is a question, the question mark goes outside. She asked, "What color is your shirt?" Who can recite "The Three Little Pigs"?
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
12 Oct 11
I use punctuations but I sometimes makes mistakes or I forget to type it.
• Philippines
9 Oct 11
yes, i'm very much proficient in using punctuation marks. don't mind my writing style, i just like to write this way. anyway, what country are you from? "," this one is used to separate clauses in a sentence. "!" this one is the exclamation point. it's used when you are surprised or shocked or whenever there's a strong emotion in whatever you said. example is "Leave me alone!"
• China
9 Oct 11
I am not very good at it too. I usually use '!' when I am angry. And use ',' when I think I still have something to say in the sentence.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
9 Oct 11
Sometimes using this punctuations are really confusing hehe.
@derek_a (10903)
9 Oct 11
We all make mistakes with punctuation, but I learned to concentrate on this in school as it was taken very seriously. To me it is a discipline to get my writing as correct as possible, and I feel that it doesn't matter to some people as long as what they have written has been understood. But that's OK with me too, as it is more of a personal thing that I like to get right or near right! _Derek
@Theresaaiza (9696)
• Australia
9 Oct 11
I have problems with the proper use of :,;,"",-, and sometimes even commas. But the very basic usage is fine.
• Philippines
9 Oct 11
Hi ! Yes, I think most people are proficient using different punctuation marks since it was taught to us from the very beginning of our school life.
@sriram19 (111)
• India
9 Oct 11
I sometimes miss some of them, but most of the time I get them right.
@sunli123 (540)
• China
9 Oct 11
Yes, I can use most of the punctions in right ways. It is not difficult for me. I think I am the type of person demand "be perfect", especailly when deal with word, excel files. It is not bad but sometimes not necessary.